Old 09-19-2006, 12:22 AM   #1
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I have a photo I might would like to upload to this website, would it be RPN quality?
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:56 AM   #2
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I have a photo I might would like to upload to this website, would it be RPN quality?
What do y'all think?
http://www.photozo.com/forum/files/upsunsetphz_196.jpg
That's a nice shot. The only things that I can say could be a little better would be the sharpness and brightness/contrast, which I have adjusted in this attachment.

As far as whether or not it's RP quality, I'd say try it. Not every shot like this makes it in, plus the sky in your shot does look a little overexposed.

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Old 09-19-2006, 01:00 AM   #3
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I like the shot. Nice color, I like the washed out locos, and I think the sky is perfect. It maybe called on a "going away shot", but only one way to find out if its RP.net worthy!
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:18 AM   #4
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Maybe if the locomotives were centered a little better, that may help too. Other than that, looks good. But you may get this one rejected for being overexposed or washed out, not enough color saturation. But, I'd save this for your personal collection.
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I was going for a glint shot on this one, been working on that for some time, had a few rejected, posted this one on another website for a bi-weekly contest (which is not much to say) and won it with this one. But what's good for one website is not always good for another.. I think I'll submit in in a day or two, time permitting.
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While there is nothing you can do about them, the powerlines are very VERY annoying and distracting. I don't know if there enough for a rejection or not.
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Photoshop out hte powerlines?
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Your eye is pulled to the front of the train where there is.... nothing. If the shot was a little more scenic, I'd say submitt it. Otherwise, I'd keep this one to myself.


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Louis' rework is better. The glint light is good, but the shot could have been better with about 1/3 stop less exposure. You should crop out the three insulaters that are sticking into the righthand edge of the shot, but leave the big pole. It helps explain the wires above the engine. Normally I hate power poles, but you can't take these out without destroying the composition.

I'd say go for it after a little more work.

Just a note on glint shots. If you are shooting manual, expose for full sun, since the engines are getting full sunlight. If you are shooting on automatic, set your exposure compensation to either -1/3 or -1/2 stops, depending on your camera. If it's really screaming bright glint, you could even go for -2/3 and get an effect like this shot:

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Old 09-20-2006, 01:05 AM   #11
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The tracks run east west there, and plenty of curvature in some better areas, if I get a chance I'll be there again, no biggie.. but I'll still see if this will make it if I can't get to a better place anytime soon.
I appreciate the comments and the advise.. I'll work on it.
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